Resilient U.S. consumers spend slightly more in August 

CONSUMERS SPENT a bit more in August than the previous month, a sign the economy is holding up even as inflation lifts prices for food, rent, and other essentials. Americans boosted their spending at stores and for services such as haircuts by 0.4% in August, after it fell 0.2% in July, the Commerce Department said Friday. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers spent a bit more in August than the previous month, a sign the economy is holding up even as inflation lifts prices for food, rent, and other essentials.  Americans boosted their spending at stores and for services such as haircuts by 0.4% in August, after it fell 0.2% in July, the…

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